How to Make a PowerPoint Slide

1. Open Microsoft PowerPoint.

2. If a page with templates doesn't automatically open, go to ‘File’ at the top left of your screen and click ‘New Presentation’.

3. To use a template, either click the ‘Design’ tab or go to ‘File’ again and click ‘New from Template’.

4. Insert a new slide by clicking on the ‘Home’ tab and then the ‘New Slide’ button.

5. Consider what content you want to put on the slide, including heading, text, and imagery.

6. Keep the amount of text under 6-8 lines (or 30 words) at a minimum of size 24 pt.

7. Add images by clicking ‘Insert’ and clicking the ‘Pictures’ icon.

8. Add other elements by using features in the ‘Home’ and ‘Insert’ tabs on the top ribbon.

9. Play around with the layout by dragging elements around with your mouse.